I owned the older version of the Dewalt sander which was good, but Dewalt has made this sander on a whole new level. The motor is shorter, so it is easier to hold the sander level with the surface. The sander collects most of the dust which really helps breathing while operating this sander. It leaves a great finish on wood.
I ordered this before Christmas. It's now been a month. Still hasn't arrived. Contacted Sears numerous times. Said they would get back to me. Haven't heard a word. Very BAD customer service.
It collects dust quite a bit better than other companies that I have used. It also has a comfortable rubber grip so you dont wear yourself out as fast. I didn't have a plane available for a project a few weeks ago and I just used this with some coarse sand paper. Took longer than a plane but it didn't wear me out at all. Usually an orbital (in my experience) fatigues your arms. I have already recommended it to a friend.